Oregon's own Earl Blumenauer helped to lead a sit-in by House Democrats early this morning, and succeeded in shutting down the US House of Representatives and closing it for business. The group of Representatives is demanding votes on a variety of gun control bills, just like the US Senate recently did. Obviously, this is part of a on-going political strategy to get votes on bills that will fail, so that those who vote against gun control can be attacked in the coming election. While it is hard to spot Blumenauer in this crowd, he is in there: . It is starting to look like gun control is going to be the #1 political issue this year. Here with all of the numerous serious problems facing our nation today, there are members of Congress who believe that guns are the biggest problem that we have. .